The scope of the contract includes the supply, installation, testing and commission for the complete MEP works. This includes air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and drainage and electrical systems.

The contract for the twin tower project is worth AED181m ($50m), and is due to be completed in December 2009.

Zabeel Investments and United Holdings, which formed a joint venture to build the AED1.75bn ($476m) towers in December 2006, is the client.

Tiara United Towers will be one of the first buildings in Dubai to have a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating. Based on the US’ Green Building Council’s standard, LEED encourages the adoption of sustainable green building and development practices.